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Oedipus : A Play in Five Acts
by Frank J. Morlock and Voltaire


Overview - Voltaire (1694-1778) was a prolific French philosopher, historian, novelist, poet, essayist--and popular playwright and opera librettist. Oedipus, produced in 1718, was his first drama, a recasting of Sophocles's play of the same name. Voltaire highlights the tension by introducing the character Philoctetes, a suitor of Queen Jocasta before she married Laius or Oedipus, and later a companion to Hercules.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Voltaire (1694-1778) was a prolific French philosopher, historian, novelist, poet, essayist--and popular playwright and opera librettist. Oedipus, produced in 1718, was his first drama, a recasting of Sophocles's play of the same name. Voltaire highlights the tension by introducing the character Philoctetes, a suitor of Queen Jocasta before she married Laius or Oedipus, and later a companion to Hercules. Philoctetes returns to Thebes, which is being punished by the gods because King Laius's murderer has not yet been punished--and becomes the chief suspect in the crime. Young King Oedipus is forced to investigate, but in the process reveals himself to be the killer--and uncovers the fact, previously unknown to him, that Jocasta is not only his wife, but his mother The ensuing scandal destroys his family, his world, and himself. A brilliant debut by one of the world's great writers


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  • ISBN-13: 9781434444424
  • ISBN-10: 1434444422
  • Publisher: Borgo Press
  • Publish Date: February 2012
  • Page Count: 148
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.34 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds


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